DKU Holds 7th Workshop on Hadron Physics

Thursday, August 13, 2015
From August 3-7, Duke Kunshan University (DKU), with co-host Shanghai Jiao Tong University, held the seventh Workshop on Hadron Physics in China and Opportunities Worldwide that gave scientists the opportunity to present research and exchange ideas in hadron physics. Duke Physics Profs. Berndt... Read More »

Alum Gibbons Dies at 86

Thursday, August 6, 2015
John H. Gibbons (PhD '54), one of the earliest PhDs in nuclear physics from Duke University and Presidential Science Advisor under Bill Clinton from 1993-1998, died from complications from a stroke on Tuesday July 18, 2015. You can read his obituary in The New York Times here.

Grad Student Huang Receives Chambers Sholarship

Monday, August 3, 2015
Jiani Huang has been awarded as a Scholar in the prestigious John T. Chambers Scholar program for 2015-2017 in the Fitzpatrick Institute for Photonics (FIP) at the Pratt School of Engineering. Huang was nominated by her advisor Prof. Maiken Mikkelsen. The John T. Chambers Fellowship Program has... Read More »

Profs. Mikkelsen and Smith's Group's Research Featured in Nature

Monday, August 3, 2015
Profs. Maiken Mikkelsen and David Smith's group has published a new paper in Nature. Read "Ultrafast spontaneous emission source using plasmonic nanoantennas" online here. There has been significant media coverage on their paper as well: Pratt's... Read More »

HIgh Energy Physics Research Group Investigates ATLAS Data from the LHC

Monday, July 20, 2015
Prof. Ayana Arce, postdoc Enrique Kajomovitz and graduate student Lei Li, members of the High Energy Physics research group, have been investigating mysterious features of the ATLAS data from the Large Hadron Collider. Recently they made their results public. Below are links to two news articles... Read More »

Prof. Warren to Chair Duke Physics

Monday, July 13, 2015
On Friday, July 10, Trinity College announced that Prof. Warren S. Warren will be appointed as the new Chair of the Department of Physics beginning September 1, 2015. Prof. Warren is a James B. Duke Professor with appointments in Physics, Chemistry, Radiology and Biomedical Engineering and is also... Read More »

Undergraduate Flower is 2015-2016 Undergraduate American Nuclear Scholar

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Chris Flower, a Physics undergraduate student working in Prof. Haiyan Gao's group, was selected as a 2015-2016 Undergraduate American Nuclear Scholar by the American Nuclear Society. Flower will be recognized at the ANS national chapter meeting in San Antonio later this year.

Grad Students Holway and Yao Nominated for 2015 AAPT Outstanding TA Award

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
The Physics Department has nominated graduate students Kevin Holway and Xiaojun Yao for the AAPT Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award for 2015. Their performances as Teaching Assistants have been exemplary and highly appreciated by their colleagues in the department. With the award, AAPT also... Read More »

Grad Students Malone and Seredinski Selected for 2015 Mary Creason Memorial Award

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
The Physics Department has selected graduate students Ron Malone and Andrew Seredinski for the Mary Creason Memorial Award for 2015. Their performances as Teaching Assistants in the introductory laboratory courses has been exemplary and highly appreciated by their colleagues in the department.... Read More »

Grad Student Karapetyan's Research Featured on Nature and DukeToday

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Sargis Karapetyan, a Physics graduate student in Prof. Nicolas Buchler's lab was featured in DukeToday for his paper "Redox rhythm reinforces the circadian clock to gate immune response." Read the DukeToday article "Dual Internal Clocks Keep Plant Defenses on Schedule" here and read the paper on... Read More »